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CARDANI Riccardo
Sport Para snowboard, Para swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He initially got involved in competitive Para swimming after his accident. In 2018 he approached the Italian Paralympic Winter Sports Federation [FISIP] and joined the national Para snowboard team.
Why this sport?
"From that moment [his accident] I have not stopped practising sports and this has helped me both physically and mentally."
Name of coach
Igor Confortin [national], ITA
General Interest
Hobbies
Travelling, filmmaking. (ilgiorno.it, 24 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He has won Italian national titles in Para swimming. (lastampa.it, 01 Nov 2019; ilgiorno.it, 24 Nov 2018; corsia4.it, 10 Jul 2019)
Impairment
His right arm was paralysed after he was involved in a motorcycle accident at age 17. (lastampa.it, 01 Nov 2019)
Other information
FILMMAKER
In 2018 he produced a short film named 'Infinity Tour' that premiered at the Space Cinema in Milan, Italy. He shot the film while on a hitchhiking trip in New Zealand, New Caledonia, Australia and Vietnam. "I combined two passions, that of travelling in unknown lands and that of movies. I wanted to share my experience, perhaps comparing myself with those who have lived similar adventures." (ilgiorno.it, 24 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.